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Today’s Large Cap Details for HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) of Hospitals

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 32.62 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HCA Healthcare, Inc. is 86.47 (with a change from open of 0.09%), this in conjunction with a target price of 95.27. Volume today has so far reached 263061, with an average volume of about 1867.92. The GAP for this stock, is -0.07%.

The P/E ratio is 11.74, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.72. The current EPS for HCA Healthcare, Inc., is 7.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 46.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.79%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HCA Healthcare, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.29% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.95%. Quarter over quarter is 2.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 77.80%. Shares outstanding is 377.33, while shares float is at a value of 295.7. Float short for HCA Healthcare, Inc. is 4.39% and the short ratio is 6.94.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 83.20% and their operating margin is 15.30%. The profit margin is 6.80%.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.50%, and on investment, 21.00%. Return on equity is -37.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.07. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.78, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 43.32, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 12.03.

The simple moving averages are 0.82% and 6.76% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.01% and the 52 week low is 29.06%.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 86.47. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Hospitals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. HCA Healthcare, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Hospitals industry means that HCA Healthcare, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.91%, with performance for the month coming to 1.87%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.76%, and for the half year the performance is 10.27%. Volatility for this week is 1.84% and for the month this is 1.62%.

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